INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Daniels discusses same-sex amendment

2013-11-01T13:51:00Z 2013-11-01T18:13:11Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Daniels discusses same-sex amendmentGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
November 01, 2013 1:51 pm  • 

Purdue University's president is expanding on why he is not convinced the school should get involved in the debate over a proposed constitutional amendment on same-sex rights. In an interview with our partners at WBAA in West Lafayette, Mitch Daniels says he's not sure if an amendment would change anything, since the state has a law prohibiting same-sex marriage. He also says the university has an "outspokenly inclusive" attitude, making it "perfectly obvious" that Purdue is a "very tolerant place to work."

Executives: Indy Air Show Won't Go On

Organizers of the Indianapolis Air Show have grounded all future planned events. In an announcement on its website, the show's executive committee says there will be no event next year and it is "impracticable to produce future Air Shows." The 2013 event, like others throughout the country, was canceled after sequestration cuts took effect.

State Auctions 20 Alcohol Permits

The Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission says it brought in more than $71,000 at this morning's alcohol-beverage permit auction. Twenty permits were auctioned off at the annual event, with the highest bid coming in at $25,000.

New VA Clinic Planned in Richmond

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has announced details of a planned clinic in Richmond. The Palladium-Item reports the facility would provide services including primary care and outpatient mental health.

Santa Claus Unveils Christmas Postmark

The annual holiday postmark has been revealed in Santa Claus. This year's image, which will be used to cancel stamps from the town's post office in December, features a picture of Santa Claus and the words "Merry Christmas to all... And to all a good night!"

Review: Elevate Ventures is 'Substantially Compliant'

A state-initiated audit has found Elevate Ventures' business practices to be "sound" and in compliance. The report from KPMG LLP offers more than two dozen recommendations, including establishing an executive committee for its board and working with the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to review federal funds involving the Indiana Angel Network Fund.

USDA Touts Program's Indiana Impact

USDA Rural Development says one of its loan programs has helped more than 5,500 rural Hoosiers purchase homes over the last 12 months. The agency says it has provided more than $617 million in financing during the fiscal 2013.

Lutheran Hospital CEO to Head Network

The board of directors of Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network has named Brian Bauer chief executive officer. In addition, he will remain CEO of Lutheran Hospital.

Purdue to Dedicate Lab Expansion

A more than $30 million expansion to Purdue University's Herrick Laboratories will be dedicated next week. The new facilities include research space for automotive and building design testing.

EDC to Open Co-Working Space

Officials will hold a ceremony in Columbia City next week to launch a new co-working facility. The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation's EDC Outpost is a collaboration involving the county community foundation, city redevelopment commission and Myers Hockemeyer & McNagny LLP.

Furniture Retailer Plans Job Fair

Art Van Furniture has announced a job fair for next week at its new Fort Wayne location. Earlier this month, the Michigan-based company said it plans to hire 50 workers in the Allen County city and open the store in January.

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